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[Gr.,=something read backward], rearrangement of the letters of a word or words to make another word or other words. A famous Latin anagram was an answer made out of a question asked by Pilate.
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a sentence or verse that can be read, by letters or by words, backward or forward; both readings will make sense and usually will be identical. “Madam, I’m Adam” is an example of an English palindrome.

The artistic quality of a palindrome depends on the structure of a given language. In Russian and other European languages, palindromes usually sound artificial and unintelligible, whereas in Chinese, for instance, many highly artistic poems are palindromes. Examples of Russian palindromes can be found in V. V. Khlebnikov’s narrative poem Razin’s Boat and in works by V. Ia. Briusov, I. L. Sel’vinskii, and A. A. Voznesenskii.


A nucleic acid sequence that is self-complementary.
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In the case [PSI] = R, we say only palindrome instead of R-palindrome.
Previously, I have shown other ideas for working with palindromes in novel ways, such as studying patterns of products of palindromes, investigating the occurrences of prime palindromes, and writing palindrome words horizontally or vertically in particular fonts (Nivens, 2013).
Although many palindromes match single letters, like the central letters of the Latin word scilicet, "it is obvious," which mirrors c and c, i and i, until it gets to the middle 1, Anna/Otto is closer to the Japanese palindrome, which is often made in a syllabary called kana that matches groups of letters, syllable to syllable, (2) probably deriving from ancient China, where characters indicated phrases or sentences, and patterned texts could he easily constructed.
239]Pu alpha-decay intensities [1] are compared, a distinct palindrome effect can be observed.
The current century already has seen three such eight-digit palindrome dates, and will bring nine more before it ends.
Re: bras - it appears Palindrome was referring not to women's underwear but acronymically to Broadband Remote Access Server.
A palindrome occurs if part of a chromosome is duplicated and then inverted.
7] John Walker, "Three Years of Computing Final Reporton the Palindrome Quest",http://www.
A positive integer is a palindrome if it reads the same way forwards and backwards.
The title In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni is, after all, a palindrome, but Debord wrote his whole life as a palindrome.
Apropos of nothing - my favourite palindrome is Adam's first words to Eve in the Garden of Eden - "Madam, I'm Adam".
But the second half of Palindromes isn't a mirror image of the first.